3M Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Sourcing Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady and stable company that takes care of employees

    Cons

    Will delay promotions based on time at job rather than competency


  2. Very Depressing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Select One in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Select One in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at 3M

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy life, slow project movements, not hard to please management, good benefits

    Cons

    Being in Minnesota, very hard to convince management to do something new, all the major projects taken by people already at high positions. Mentoring is only a name and followed by few senior level scientists. Most of the scientists are looking to become part of important projects and have their name connected to them. New employees (doesn't matter how good they are) are always seen as secondary inventors, even if everything was their idea. Huge race in technologists to come up with new ideas, so lot of instances of stealing ideas, snatching credits etc.

    Advice to Management

    Management is still in old hierarchy mode, and promotions are dependent on time you are at the company and not the contributions. Promotions are dependent on who you are working with and which project you have, and nothing to do with your actual contributions. So management has to be aware of distributing the good projects among all the employees and not only the favored ones.


  3. Technical Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good packages, 401K, health dental vision insurance, good opportunities for promotion, wide range of products, good atmosphere between employees, very technical oriented company

    Cons

    sometimes there is arrogance in dealing with customers and even employees, sometimes job grades are under the real requirements for employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to those who know the business and are willing to help business be successful, award the employees based on their knowledge, skills, efforts and results


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, Good work schedule, excellent resources,

    Cons

    Poor work place climate - some mistrust from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


  6. Helpful (1)

    3M

    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Carlisle, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Carlisle, IA

    I have been working at 3M (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee stock purchase plan is awesome

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, overall lack of resources


  7. Helpful (1)

    SGBG Customer Service Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, tried to be as flexible as possible. Would do appreciations by giving free food

    Cons

    Management kept us in the dark a lot, very high expectations and high turn over. There was always lot on my plate

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees for what they do and who they are instead of their GPA from college.


  8. Great culture to learn and be productive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility between work and life. Managers are empowered to make decisions. The pay is competitive to other companies and the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay raises can be very hard to come by. The rating system is very complex and managers that you have never met can affect your rating which will always affect your pay.


  9. 3M in Oklahoma

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rate of pay is good. Paid holidays, paid personal time and sick time is good. Overall knowledge of working a job that few people in the world are even aware is an overwhelming feeling, but also adds much pride. Most all 3M employees where I work go above and beyond the attitude of "getting the product out the door". The financial bottom line is very important, but to sacrifice the delivery of a stellar product is NOT what most production employees will tolerate.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from most everyone. Onsite HR is less than helpfully and if you are looking for a steady shoulder in the midst of a personal crisis, look some where else. Site ethics are lacking what I feel is 3M's requirements and expectations. That is my personal opinion.


  10. 3M Austin

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at 3M

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My current supervisor is very flexible on my hours and whether I work from home. (Rare)

    Cons

    Once you're in, the raises are minimal. Partially filled office in Austin, TX.


  11. Old School Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Compensation about average, best in class retirement package + Diversity of division allows for career moves across industries

    Cons

    - Old school view on work/life balance. At a relatively low grade level, the expectations is 3M comes first, even before your family - Upper level executives do not get along, leading to a lot of disfunction - Not enough outside/in views

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in more outsiders into management roles



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